Owen Paterson's GM dream will make it harder to feed the world

20 June 2013

Ahead of Owen Paterson’s speech, 20 June 2013, Soil Association Policy Director Peter Melchett comments:

"Owen Paterson’s GM dream will make it harder to feed the world. The British Government constantly claim that GM crops are just one tool in the toolbox for the future of farming. In fact GM is the cuckoo in the nest. It drives out and destroys the systems that international scientists agree we need to feed the world. We need farming that helps poorer African and Asian farmers produce food, not farming that helps Bayer, Syngenta and Monsanto produce profits."

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